Many Americans struggle with understanding and acting on available health information. In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, decision-making, and self-management. See how the Health Literate Care Model works to engage patients.
Improving health literacy is critical for promoting health and is a priority for the Nation. HHS defines health literacy as the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Learn more about health literacy.